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2014
Dec
3
 
 
In this 1955 Ingmar Bergman film, Fredrik is a turn-of-the-century lawyer, married to his young wife, Anne, who, after years of marriage and at age 19, remains a virgin. After a night at the theater, Fredrik reconnects with an actress who is his former mistress, the glamorous Desiree Armfeldt, and their lives all intertwine. Sounds a little like A Little Night Music? It should. That 1973 musical – book by Hugh Wheeler, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim – was based on this movie, w
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
3
 
 
Astronaut Neil Armstrong was very protective of his own celebrity and biography, and very careful about which details of his life he shared, and with whom. Tonight’s new Nova interviews friends and colleagues, some speaking for the first time, to gain insight into the man who first stepped on lunar soil. Or lunar dust, or whatever it is. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
3
 
 
In this new episode, Rayna (Connie Britton) agrees to let TV cameras into her home to film a Christmas special – with all the accompanying pomp, circumstance and complications. As part of the festivities, she and Luke (Will Chase) sing “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
3
 
 
It’s getting to be almost like a themed season of Survivor on this show, with the tribes divided into men vs. women. Or strong vs. weak. Or, maybe, two heads are better than one.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
2
 
 
This new career biography of Bing Crosby, by Robert Trachtenberg, shows how effortlessly the crooner made it all seem, becoming a fixture on radio, in movies and on TV appearances, while maintaining a less than devil-may-care attitude about it all. This study is a bit too fawning, overall, but it doesn’t skimp on either the achievements (the first singer to use amplification properly in recordings, the one whose “White Christmas” single sold more than any other, ever) or the ac
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
2
 
 
This timely new Nick News special looks at the young children crossing the U.S. border from Mexico – a number that’s more than doubled in one year. Are they illegal immigrants, or refugees? And now that they’re here, what next? Unlike most news specials on this topic, executive producers Ellerbee and Rolfe Tessem also ask the kids themselves.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
2
 
 
The best Christmas special ever made, and one of the first. And somehow, though I have it on several DVDs without ads or edits, there’s something about watching it in “real time” that makes it seem like… Christmas. I much prefer, though, when it’s expanded to a one-hour slot, so I know it isn’t being squeezed.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
2
 
 
This is the penultimate episode of this series – and much as I hate that word, there is a sense of (next-to-) finality about it, as Jax gets closer and closer to the truth about the actions of his mother Gemma, who killed his wife. Jax made a lot of wrong, lethal moves as a result of that murder – so the question becomes, will he react similarly now? And when your mother kills your wife, what is the correct response? Especially in a bikers club?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
2
 
 
The countdown celebration of Ferguson’s final shows continues – and tonight, it continues with two of the host’s clear favorites: Henry Winkler, who’s been a guest more than almost anyone else, and Kristen Bell, who accompanied him on his Late Late Show invasion of France. The accompanying photo does not include Henry Winkler…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
2
 
 
On this day in 2007, cable's Sci Fi channel (before it became SyFy) introduced a reimagined version of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz...